St.Wolfgang im Salzkammergut
St.Gilgen Christmas Market
St.Gilgen Rathhaus Platz
St.Gilgen Christmas Candle
St.Gilgen and Wolfgangsee View
St.Wolfgang Advent Market
Wolfgangsee and Schafberg View
Salzkammergut around lake Wolfgangsee is one of Austria’s most beautiful areas. In Advent the main villages St. Gilgen, Strobl and St. Wolfgang – linked by the quiet lake – transmute into an unforgettable world of candles, lights, smells and delicacies.
Lake Wolfgangsee Advent at St.Gilgen, Strobl & St.Wolfgang from 18th Nov to 18th Dec-2022.
Lake Wolfgangsee Advent at St.Gilgen, Strobl & St.Wolfgang
Wednesday open at St.Wolfgang 11:00 am to 07:30 pm, closed at St.Gilgen & Strobl.
Thursday and Friday St.Gilgen & Strobl and St.Wolfgang 11:00 am to 07:30 pm
Saturday, Sunday, Bank holiday (08th Dec) St.Gilgen, Strobl, St.Wolfgang 10:00 am to 07:30 pm
(Optional Boat ride not included in the tour price.)
|18th November to 18th December
Important Info a) Additional hours if possible upon request. Extra hours Euro 95,00/h.
b) Some of the tours cross the border Austria/Germany. Please take the passport with you, it could be checked.
c) Please inform us in case you want to take a baby with you (necessary for the proper child seat).
Wolfgangsee Advent at Salzkammergut is something extraordinary. The region around lake Wolfgangsee is world famous for operettas, movies and the Mozart family. In Advent the main villages St. Gilgen, Strobl and St. Wolfgang – linked by the quiet lake – spare no efforts to enchant their guests with beautiful illuminations, sparkling lights, elaborate market stalls, nativity displays, a huge peace-lantern, a comet, lots of traditional artisanry and local delicacies.
Coming from Salzburg we first stop at the Mozart village St. Gilgen which presents itself as a baroque representation. The market stalls are elaborately painted inspired by the art of three-dimensional wall and ceiling painting from the Baroque era. The buildings around Mozart square continue the themes with authentic Christmas decoration.
Then enjoy the rustic village Strobl which turns into a live nativity scene. Not only children will be fascinated by the scenery at the shore with many life animals and the Star of Bethlehem.
From there you will get by boat to St. Wolfgang, the romantic Village of Stars. You will pass the big Peace-lantern and it’s worth to look back at the huge comet above Strobl Bay. At St. Wolfgang candles and torches create a special atmosphere. You can watch craftsmen at work and children can write a letter to the Christkind (Christ Child), the youngest assisted by angels.
Inspired by the multifaceted Advent impressions and hopefully with a jouyful heart and satisfied by the many offered delicacies you will get back to Salzburg.
Available Advent and Christmas Markets in all villages:
St. Wolfgang market is open every day from November 20th to December 20th, 2020
St. Gilgen and Strobl markets are open Thursday to Sunday and 8th December.
New Year’s Eve Markets: December 26th to December 31st, 2020 (St. Gilgen and St. Wolfgang)